Citing intelligence from the Republic's National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NUKIB), the Czech Senate has concluded that a "foreign state power" was responsible for recent attacks on the Foreign Ministry. The Senate doesn't name the foreign state, but Reuters says that Czech news outlets are calling the attacks a Russian operation.
The large-scale worm infestation expected from BlueKeep has yet to appear, but yesterday Microsoft released patches for a similar family of vulnerabilities, "DéjaBlue," that according to an account in WIRED affect more recent versions of Windows than BlueKeep.
Facebook has been paying contractors to review user interactions with its products, Bloomberg reports. The social network is the latest to receive scrutiny over the practice. Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft have all been found doing this, most commonly in human-AI interactions with such digital assistants as Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. Facebook had offered Messenger users transcription of voice chats, but without making it clear that humans would check the quality of the automated transcription. Facebook says it stopped this practice two weeks ago.
Wandera reports that British Airways has been sending insecure check-in links to passengers.
vpnMentor has found the biometric data of some one-million people exposed online in an unprotected database. The data were held by BioStar 2, a web-based smart-lock platform that controls access using fingerprints and facial recognition. The information exposed includes employee personal information and unencrypted usernames and passwords. The exposure was discovered on August 5th, disclosed on August 7th, and resolved on August 13th.